I like the fog. I like sea lions. I love animals.
I love the ocean. I love to cook. My favorite color is Blue.
My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. His books are available in over fifteen languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the popular children's television show ToddWorld as well as short films for Sesame Street. Todd has partnered with Target, SF-MARIN Food Bank, Stouffer's, People Magazine and several companies and organizations to help people, animals, and promote literacy. Todd's books have won several awards and his TV show, ToddWorld, was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards. Todd lives in Berkeley, California with his three adopted Pit bulls.


Todd actively supports multiple charities and organizations like the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Todd currently serves on the board of directors for the Virginia Children’s Book Festival.



I started out as an artist. I painted large canvases with messages at the top. I never used punctuation in my original artwork so I didn't think I needed to use it when I first started writing and illustrating children's books. I was wrong. I realized I was setting a bad example. Now I make sure all of my books have the correct spelling and punctuation. But I do make a lot of mistakes, and that's how I learn. Love, Todd

Teachers, does your class have a question for Todd? You can e-mail him at Todd@toddparr.com

Here's a few of the questions Todd receives:

  • Where does Todd live?
  • Where did Todd get his dog from?
  • I wonder why he loves mac and cheese?
  • I wonder why his favorite color is blue?
  • I wonder where he gets his dog food?
  • I wonder where Todd gets his groceries?
  • What is his mom's name?
  • I wonder if Todd has a brother?
  • I wonder if Todd has a baby sister?


Todd's Dogs

Todd's Dogs Todd's Dogs

*Bully was in some of my very first books.

Todd loves animals, especially dogs. He currently has three pit bulls names Pete, Tater Tot and Jer-Jer. They are all adopted from Berkeley Animal Care and Rescue in Berkeley, CA. Todd is especially fond of the pit bull breed because so many need good homes. Like with any animal, you have to be educated and responsible about the animal. Pit bulls are very loyal dogs that just want to be loved. Not everyone can adopt an animal, but there are lots of ways to help.

Here are some places that you can donate to: